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University Hospital Münster

Muenster, Germany


Conservative treatment of esophageal stricture with endoscopic dilatation and ​stents implantation (program ID: 151337)


Karin Hengst

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Karin Hengst

Department of Gerneral Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders (Medical Department B)

Specialized in: internal medicine, gastroenterology, metabolic disorders
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The Department of General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders (Medical Department B) at the University Hospital Münster offers a wide range of services in the treatment of internal organs with a focus on gastrointestinal diseases (gastroenterology). The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Karin Hengst. As the specialist in the field of internal medicine, Prof. Dr. med. Karin Hengst mostly focuses on endocrinology, diabetology, rheumatology, gastroenterology and physiotherapy. 

As the only one Endocrinology Center in Northern Germany, the Medical Department B under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Karin Hengst deals with the treatment of a constantly increasing number of patients with metabolic disorders and particularly those with diabetes. Furthermore, the range of provided services also includes liver diseases (hepatology), diseases of the hormone-producing organs (endocrinology), diabetology, rheumatology, autoimmune diseases (clinical immunology) and infectious diseases (infectology). Due to a such wide range of services, the Medical Department B has a special expertise in the treatment of therapeutic diseases, which require an interdisciplinary approach, as well as diseases with vague symptoms. 

In addition to the main focuses, the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Karin Hengst mostly treats patients with unclear diseases of the abdominal cavity, hormone-producing glands, muscular system and joints as well as patients with fever (increased body temperature) of unknown origin or vague inflammatory symptoms, diabetes, digestive disorders and other metabolic disorders. 

The Department has a complex of diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities to treat a wide range of diseases.
The Department of General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders (Medical Department B) at the University Hospital Münster has the best practices in the following specific fields:

  • Chronic inflammatory bowel disease, e.g. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic jaundice
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • All tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, especially tumors of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, liver and pancreas 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers (AFP, CEA, СА-19-9, CA 72-4)
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • barium study of the esophagus
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • gastroscopy with biopsy
  • analysis of hp (helicobacter pylori)
  • CT/MRI abdomen
  • endoscopic dilatation and ​stents implantation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • nutrition recommendations
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
Type of program :
Duration of program (max):

The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
Total costs:

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